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Broncos Training Camp opens gates to fans Thursday morning

Posted July 26

— On Thursday morning, thousands of Denver Broncos fans will line up for the first day of the 2017 Training Camp. It's a tradition that many people participate in to get to know the players and to kick off the start of the upcoming season.

Camp is being held at the UCHealth Training Center and is free to the public. The parking lot opens at 7 a.m. and gates open at 8 a.m. Practice will run from 9:30 a.m. - noon. Fans will primarily be seated on the grass on the west end of the practice fields. Following each open practice to the public, fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from players. Click here for the full training camp schedule.

Below is a list of items you are and are not allowed to bring to training camp, shared from the Denver Broncos website:

Fans should be aware that the same bag policy at Sports Authority Field at Mile High will be in effect at all training camp sessions. Each fan may carry one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC, no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar). In addition to one of the bags noted above, fans may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, subject to search. Fans can find more information on the bag policy here.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: Umbrellas, alcohol, food, glass containers (soft plastic Nalgene water bottles are okay), metal containers (such as thermoses, coffee tumblers, mugs and metal sunscreen spray bottles) video cameras, long lens cameras, iPads, lawn chairs, strollers (outside parking for strollers on a first come first serve basis), coolers, selfie sticks, full size helmets, cell phones (unless turned off or on silent) and pets of any kind.

Small cameras, small binoculars and cell phones are acceptable if carried in loosely or in an approved clear bag.

*All scheduled open practices are subject to change.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

General Seating: Fans will be able to view the practices from selected areas that will be marked clearly on site. Fans will primarily be seated along the berm on the west end of the practice fields. The seating area is on a natural grass surface with a very limited amount of shade, so please bring proper footwear, clothing and sunscreen.

Fan Parking: Parking at the Broncos facility is located adjacent to the indoor field house (west of the team's main training complex) main training complex) on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be open at 7 a.m. Please avoid parking on streets across from team facility.

ADA: Admission to the Denver Broncos 2017 training camp will be ADA accessible. Designated ADA parking will be available in the main fan lot. Please note that, like general seating, ADA parking and admission is limited and will be available on a first first-come, first-serve basis.

Seat pads must be a single pad and are permitted as long as they do not exceed 18 inches wide and do not contain pockets, zippers or concealable areas.

Umbrellas of any size will not be permitted inside the Broncos training facility. Please bring sufficient wet weather attire if necessary.

Strollers will be allowed on the premises but must be left at the gate prior to accessing seating area.

Cameras: Fans are welcome to use still cameras during Broncos 2017 training camp, but video cameras (and the recording/live streaming of video on other devices such as cell phones and tablets) will not be permitted. Only members of the media will be allowed to bring cameras with professional lenses and tripods to training camp. ANY DETACHABLE LENSES LONGER THAN THE LENGTH OF A CREDIT CARD WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON CAMP PREMISES.

Public restrooms will be available for fans near the entrance to the practice fields.

Food & Beverage: A new feature for fans at 2017 Denver Broncos training camp will be the presence of food trucks on the west side of the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse. A variety of food options from around the Denver metro area will be available to fans throughout training camp (please note that meals brought from food trucks will not be permitted inside the practice field gates; food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the practice field gates in small individual quantities only).

In case of lightning or other inclement weather, fans will be cleared out of the general seating area allowing for sufficient time to reach their vehicles.

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